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Salvador Perez (thumb) likely to be sidelined eight weeks

by Dan Harris | Royals Correspondent | Fri, Jun 24th 6:41pm EDT

Salvador Perez underwent surgery to repair the UCL in his left thumb on Friday, and will likely miss approximately eight weeks. (Alec Lewis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Perez has a history of overcoming injuries and beating timetables, so fantasy managers shouldn't take the eight weeks as a firm prognostication. Nevertheless, Perez is going to miss at least a substantial portion of the remainder of the season, and it's unclear whether his performance will be affected when he returns considering the nature of the injury. Perez has nearly unrivaled power for a catcher but at this point, unless you have a free IL spot, managers should feel free to move on from him in mixed leagues.

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